Asian Economies in Transition: Reforming Centrally Planned Economies

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An evaluation of economic transitions from central planning to more market-oriented approaches in China, Indochina, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, and the Central Asian Republics. The data reflects fieldwork done from 1988 to the end of 1994, a vital factor in compiling information since official records do not necessarily reflect accurate figures in these regions. Pomfret (economics, U. of Adelaide) compares and contrasts the successes and failures of the Chinese and Vietnamese transition models, and parallels these concerns with situations in the Former Soviet Union. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858982915
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Pages: 176

Table of Contents

List of maps
List of figures
List of tables
List of abbreviations
1 The Asian transition economies 1
2 Economic reform in China, 1978-94 12
3 Direct foreign investment in China 29
4 Financial reform in China 46
5 Economic reform in Indochina 59
6 Mongolia's economic reforms 75
7 The Central Asian Republics 91
8 Azerbaijan 103
9 The decision to use the ruble or to issue national currencies 118
10 The Tumen River project: cooperation among reformed and non-reformed socialist economies 130
11 Lessons from China for other transition economies 143
References 148
Index 153
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